Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: centre

Sedition law stays on hold, as SC gives Centre time to review & take ‘appropriate steps’

In May, SC had put the law on hold till the Centre completed its review of the colonial relic & had asked the Union and state governments not to register any fresh case against it.

7.22 lakh out of 22.05 crore applicants got govt jobs since 2014, Centre tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said 'employment generation coupled with improving employability' was the priority of the government.

Read full text of historic Supreme Court order putting sedition law on hold

Three-judge bench led by CJI Ramana also asked the Centre and state governments to refrain from filing any FIR under Section 124A (sedition) until its provisions were re-examined.

CAA, CDS, OBCs – Modi govt has perfected the art of creating big bang headlines & dithering

Narendra Modi is arguably the most popular leader. And yet, most of the government’s big bang reforms are seeing no progress.

AIS cadre rules issue is neither complex nor controversial. Here’s what you are missing

Time has perhaps come to amend All India Services Cadre Rules, and make central posting mandatory for a specified period. But only through spirit of federalism.

States should retain veto on Centre’s request for IAS officers, retired civil servants say

Constitutional Conduct Group says proposed amendments to cadre rules of three AIS hit at 'very core of constitutional scheme of Indian federalism'. Some civil servants back the change.

Covid control rooms at district levels should be adequately staffed, Centre tells states

The health ministry outlined that control rooms must have real-time data on availability of testing centres, ambulances & should be able to guide a caller on availing these services.

Rakesh Asthana was made police chief due to Delhi’s ‘challenging situations’, Centre tells SC

The home ministry informed the apex court that there was a 'compelling need' to appoint Asthana as Delhi Police chief and was appointed as a 'special case of public interest'.

Delhi govt sacks 3 doctors after 3 children died of suspected poisoning from cough suppressant

Centre wrote to Delhi govt asking it to ensure mohalla clinics and dispensaries stop prescribing dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, for children.

SC directs Centre, states to provide ration, voter ID, Aadhar to sex workers

Stating that fundamental rights are guaranteed to everyone irrespective of their vocation, an apex court bench asked the central & state govts to start the process of issuance immediately.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.